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GAF ELK VIDEO:
The Importance of Drip Edge


Drip Edge Installation

The Importance of Drip Edge – Roof Crafters

The drip edge is critical to provide a finished look and to add waterproofing. In this video, we demonstrates the proper installation drip edge.

  • The drip edge is critical to provide a finished look and to add waterproofing
  • Drips edges must be corrosion resistant
  • Drips edges should be applied applied to edge along eaves
  • On the rakes, drip edges are applied on top of underlayment
  • Drip edges should be nailed as needed to hold into place

When installing a roof, one thing that is often ignored is drip edge. However, drip edge is vital for several reasons. Its main function is to add waterproofing to a structure. Drip edges improve the efficiency of water shedding at the edges. It pushes water away from the building and also adds protection to the underlying wood. Secondly, drip edge guards against the movement between the deck and the fascia boards. Finally, drip edge adds an attractive, finished touch to an asphalt shingled roof.

Here are the four requirements for the installation of drip edge that Roof Crafters always follow:

  1. The drip edge has to be corrosion resistant.
  2. Drip edge should be applied to the deck along the eaves and then underlayment should be placed over the drip edge.
  3. On the rakes, drip edges are applied on top of the underlayment to make sure wind-driven rain does not reach the deck.
  4. Drip edges should be nailed as needed to hold it in place.

Local codes may stipulate that things be done in a certain way, and our trained professionals will always adhere to these codes.

For more details about the importance of drip edges and to see how they are installed, just watch our video.

Roof Crafters understands how important it is to pay attention to all details such as drip edge when installing a roof. This is why we are the leading roofing company in the entire Savannah, GA, area. We specialize in shingle installations, roof repairs, architectural and metal roofing, as well as EPDM. We are factory-certified by GAF Materials Corporation, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. From us you can expect quality results and personalized service from our highly experienced staff, easy payment plan options, and guaranteed customer satisfaction.